Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 112658
rhn applet cannot connect to ftp-based yum repositories
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
Description of problem:
When /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources is configured to use FTP URLs for yum
repositories, the rhn applet is unable to check for updates. Instead,
the applet provides the following "Critical Information:"
The applet has been unable to access the following information sources
in its last attempts: fedora-core-1 @
ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/1/i386/os/, updates-released @
Also, the tooltip says there are no updates available.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always (tested on 2 machines).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Edit /etc/sysconfig/rhn/sources
2. Provide FTP yum repositories, and observe that the applet does not
3. Change the repositories to HTTP URLs, and the applet will work.
yum fedora-core-1 ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/1/i386/os/
yum updates-released ftp://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/updates/1/i386/
yum fedora-core-1 http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/1/i386/os/
yum updates-released http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/core/updates/1/i386/
I'm not sure if it's supposed to support FTP repositories, but since
yum and up2date both do, I'll submit this as a bug and not an
enhancement request. Also, I think it should display the "Error" icon
(gray question mark) instead of the blue "Everything is fine" icon
under these circumstances.
Same here with:
Server does not offer http.
That should be fixed in version 2.1.5 I just released:
try it it worked for me,